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Septimus's portrait in Radiant Dawn.








General in the Begnion Army

Starting class

Lance General


Radiant Dawn

The beasts... The beasts wish to... CONSUME ME!
— Septimus

Septimus (Japanese: ノーズ Nose) is a Begnion general and a subordinate of the legendary General Zelgius who served in the army during its war with the Laguz Alliance.


Before the war began, Septimus was assigned command of Fort Flaguerre, a defensive line in relative proximity to Gallia. Flaguerre was the first target of the Laguz Alliance when they started the war, and was attacked by a Gallian force led by General Skrimir with the support of the Greil Mercenaries. When the Gallian soldiers drew close and Skrimir demanded that the Begnion general come out and fight, Septimus was overcome with fear of the laguz and fled the battle entirely, running away to the nearby town of Mugill to escape the laguz, whom Septimus insisted wished to "consume [him]".[1] The defense of Flaguerre was left in the hands of his subordinate, Silvano, who was promptly defeated as Flaguerre was claimed by Skrimir.

Later in the war, during the Alliance's attempts to retreat following Skrimir's defeat by Zelgius, they retreated into the dangerous, lava-filled Kauku Caves. When Senator Valtome insisted to Zelgius that he had to pursue the Alliance, rather than leave them to the deaths Zelgius assumed were inevitable, Septimus was tasked with leading a small, token force of men into the caves.[2] Septimus was instructed by his superiors that all he had to do was retrieve the charred corpses of the Alliance to prove they had inevitably died while navigating the caves, but to his dismay, they were all still alive.[3] Ike, Ranulf, and the Greil Mercenaries fought Septimus and his men to hold them off while Skrimir and others searched for an exit into Gallia, and Septimus was killed in this battle.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Septimus is the boss of Part III, Chapter 8 and acts as the commander of the Imperial Army units. The chapter's objective is to defeat all enemy units, including Septimus.


See also: Incandescent Glow
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Lance General
Level 15
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Constitution 12
Max HP 45 Speed 20
Strength 25 Luck 9
Magic 11 Defense 27
Skill 21 Resistance 17
Movement 6 Weight 22
Inventory Skills
Silver GreatlanceThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
Pure Water
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes E Bows -- Knives -- Strike weapons --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


Septimus is cowardly and has an extreme fear and paranoia of laguz. His proximity to Gallia while serving at Flaguerre led him to have delusional fears about the fort being constantly stalked by laguz forces and about how he did not have enough soldiers to defend against "those bloodthirsty beasts",[4] and when the Laguz Alliance attacked and - in his mind - proved his worries to be true, he was so terrified of being "consumed" by the beasts that he fled the battle entirely. For this behavior he is disliked by some of his subordinates, such as Silvano.[1] He is frequently assigned terrible and dangerous missions which nobody else is willing to do, such as the death sentence that was following the Laguz Alliance into the Kauku Caves, likely because of his behavior and unpopularity.[5]


Battle quotes

They told me that the enemy would be burnt by the time I reached them. The only thing I'd have to do was carry their dead bodies back as proof... It's just my luck that the enemy is alive and well! Why does this always happen to me?
— Septimus, as the boss of Part III, Chapter 8 of Radiant Dawn.
AHHH! Th-they're here! Th-th-the sub-humans! The mongrels are here! They want to consume me!
— Septimus, when fighting any laguz unit in Part III, Chapter 8 of Radiant Dawn.
Septimus: Wh-Who are you?!
Ike: Ike of the Greil Mercenaries. You don't look too good. Maybe you should just leave...
Septimus: Wait a moment... HAH! Look everyone! Look at this one! He's not a beast! Oh, thank the goddess! Victory is nigh!
Ike: So... Chasing us into these caves wasn’t the plum assignment that all the best generals wanted, huh?
Septimus: How DARE you! Take my spear, knave!

— Septimus, when fighting Ike in Part III, Chapter 8 of Radiant Dawn.

Death quotes

I-I knew it... I knew I would end up like this...
— Septimus, as the boss of Part III, Chapter 8 in Radiant Dawn.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Septimus is Latin for "seventh", and was both a given and a family name in ancient Rome.



Romanized as NOSE in his internal file name. He may have been named this because his nose is one of his more distinguishing features.















  1. 1.0 1.1 "Septimus: Oh no! They’re drawing near! We’re finished! We’re doomed!
    Silvano: P-please, be quiet, General! You’ll hurt the troops’ morale! Wait, where are you going?!
    Septimus: To safety! I must escape to Mugill. The beasts... The beasts wish to... CONSUME ME!
    Silvano: General Septimus! Gutless coward! Are you scared of these worthless sub- humans?!
    " — Septimus and Silvano, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  2. "Ike: What kind of numbers are we looking at? I can't see through all this smoke and heat.
    Ranulf: It's just like Soren said: a token force.
    " — Ike and Ranulf, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  3. "They told me that the enemy would be burnt by the time I reached them. The only thing I’d have to do was carry their dead bodies back as proof... It’s just my luck that the enemy is alive and well! Why does this always happen to me?" — Septimus, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  4. "Septimus: Oh, this is lunacy! Look how meager our force is, especially considering our proximity to Gallia!
    Silvano: General Septimus, sir, we’re only making the rounds this evening. We don’t need a bigger force.
    Septimus: No, you’re wrong! Even now, those bloodthirsty beasts are stalking us. I just know it! Believe me!
    Silvano: General, p-please calm yourself. You say this every evening, and yet we’ve never had any–
    Begnion Soldier: E-enemy fire! We’re under attack! It’s those Gallian beasts! The sub-humans are attacking us!
    Silvano: What?!
    Septimus: See? See?! Now do you see, fool?! I was right! Hah, I told you...umm... N-now what do we do
    " — Septimus, Silvano, and a Begnion soldier, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  5. "Why... Why do I always get stuck with these awful missions? I should have curried favor with General Zelgius! Then perhaps I wouldn't have had to step into these ghastly caves..." — Septimus, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
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